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World Champion Claims Devin Haney Had Loss “Scrubbed” From His Record

A serious accusation has been thrown Haney's way by a domestic rival.

One of Haney's rivals has levelled a serious accusation his way.
One of Haney's rivals has levelled a serious accusation his way.

Devin Haney is widely regarded as one of the best fighters in the sport of boxing – however his 30-0 record has been called into question by one of his rivals.

Being undefeated is, rightly or wrongly, a matter of huge importance in modern boxing, and losing that status can have big implications for a fighter’s reputation and commercial power.

‘The Dream’ made his professional debut at the age of 17 in Mexico, where 10 of his first 15 fights took place.

And Regis Prograis, who will defend the WBC super lightweight world championship against Haney next month, has claimed his soon to be opponent actually lost one of the bouts he had over the border, only to have it removed from his record.

Haney and Prograis settle their differences on Dec 9th in San Francisco
Haney and Prograis settle their differences on Dec 9th in San Francisco

Prograis initially made the bold claim on social media, then doubled down when the topic came up on a Face Off feature between the pair on DAZN’s YouTube channel.

“So I’m hearing Devin lost a fight in Mexico earlier in his career, but he paid to take it off his record.”

“I wasn’t there, but I’ve got sources and I could probably prove it.”

“It’s Mexico, you can do anything. It happened.”

Regardless of any troubles Haney may or may not have had in the fledgling stages of his career, he has now established himself at world level and was undisputed lightweight world champion up until very recently.

He achieved that feat with back to back wins over George Kamobosos Jr in Australia, before defending the four world titles with a razor thin victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko in May of this year.

A move up to 140lbs has long been on the cards for Haney, and he is jumping straight into the deep end in his first outing at the new weight by taking on two time world champion Prograis.

‘Rougarou’ is viewed by some as the number one super lightweight in the world, however his reputation took a dent last time out after a well below par showing against unheralded opponent Danielito Zorilla.

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